States Sue to Stop Rule Allowing Medical Providers to Refuse Care Based on Religious Belief

HeadlineMay 22, 2019

In more reproductive rights news, two dozen states and municipalities have sued the federal government to block a new rule that would allow healthcare providers to decline abortions and other services for patients based on moral or religious beliefs. The Trump administration announced the plans earlier this month, and they are scheduled to go into effect in July. Under the new rules, transgender patients could also be subject to denial of care based on providers’ personal beliefs.

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